C-5 Galaxy

The DON’T ASK and NOYFB patch worn by C-5 crews tasked to bring F-117 aircraft to Area 51: when Nighthawk airframes were secretly transported to the test site via Galaxy airlifters

The DON’T ASK and NOYFB patch worn by C-5 crews tasked to bring F-117 aircraft to Area 51: when Nighthawk airframes were secretly transported to the test site via Galaxy airlifters

The F-117 Nighthawk The Lockheed F-117 was developed in response to an Air Force request for an aircraft capable of attacking… Read More

2 months ago

C-5M offloads 23,500 pounds of fuel to KC-10 in reverse air refueling proof of concept to enhance tanker aircraft capability

Reverse air refueling proof of concept An aircrew from the 22nd Airlift Squadron (part of the 60th Air Mobility Wing… Read More

4 months ago

Photos show a “flying saucer” (aka Avro Canada VZ-9AV Avrocar) arriving at the National Museum of the USAF via C-5 Galaxy

The Avro Canada VZ-9AV Avrocar Taken in November 2007 the interesting photos in this post feature a C-5 Galaxy airlifter… Read More

5 months ago

United Airlines Boeing 757 Pilot Recalls Challenging Landing Test for New Pilot

United Airlines Boeing 757 Pilot After flying the hot F-8 Crusader in the US Navy for a few years, I… Read More

9 months ago

The tragic crash of C-5A Galaxy Number 68-0218 during Operation Babylift

Tragically, the most widely publicized C-5 flight occurred on Apr. 4, 1975, when C-5A Galaxy 68-0218 (S/N 0021) crashed during… Read More

1 year ago

FRED pilot tells the story behind the infamous Dover C-5 crash – Part 2: Training Analysis and Crash Summary

As the C-5 crew turned back toward Dover AFB in response to their engine malfunction, they could little realize they… Read More

1 year ago

FRED pilot tells the story behind the infamous Dover C-5 crash – Part 1: The lead up to the accident

The tail strikes the ground, ripping the entire tail structure from the plane. The rest of the fuselage, from its… Read More

1 year ago

FRED pilot recalls the “Cockpit Cat Fight” erupted between two Female Navigators on their first C-5 Mission

“We pilots grew frustrated with the argument; we just needed someone to tell us which way to turn. We were… Read More

1 year ago

Pictures feature C-5 Galaxy airlifters flying with only three engines

The C-5 Galaxy airlifters were approved for a one-time, three-engine flight for permanent repairs. Appeared on Code One Magazine, the… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s why in many ways Elon Musk’s Starship is a 21st Century version of the Classic Douglas DC-3

As Elon Musk tweets challenges to Vladimir Putin, launches astronauts to the International Space Station, builds electric vehicles, attempts to… Read More

2 years ago

USAF is surging use of C-5s in order to give C-17 Crews, Aircraft a Break After Torrid Pace of Afghanistan Withdrawal

Air Mobility Command is surging its use of C-5 Galaxy airlifters in order to give its C-17 aircraft and crews… Read More

3 years ago

Unique photos show massive C-5M Super Galaxy conducting night countermeasures testing

Each night the C-5M Super Galaxy flew into Eglin AFB range and released more than 15 flares. This process was… Read More

3 years ago

Here’s why Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose couldn’t be an effective troop transport

Empty the Spruce Goose weighed almost twice what a fully loaded B-29 weighed at takeoff when at combat overload weight. They were just insane… Read More

4 years ago

Impressive video shows Antonov An-225, the world’s biggest plane, doing a fuel stop in Scotland

The impressive video in this post was taken after a six and a half hour drive to Preswick airport in… Read More

4 years ago

Former FRED Pilot Explains What it is like landing a C-5 Cargo Aircraft in Heavy Fog

‘The pilot flying the plane would never look outside; he would fly to minimums on his altimeter and commence a… Read More

4 years ago

Watch this video featuring a C-5M Super Galaxy Experiencing Brake Fire at Oshkosh AirVenture 2019

Taken last August at Oshkosh during AirVenture 2019 the interesting video in this post features the wheels of the C-5M… Read More

4 years ago

This rock was placed in the Forward Part of an empty C-5 Cargo Bay to avoid the Shifting of FRED’s CG to its Aft Limit

'On several occasions, C-5 local training missions were delayed because the “pet rocks,” as we called them, had to be… Read More

4 years ago